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“The Human Highlight Film”, “Clyde The Glide”, “Dr. J”, “Greek Freak”, “Pistol”, “Magic”…the NBA’s had nearly as many great nicknames as they’ve had great players. Now, thanks to Steph Curry, you can add another to the list — “Human Wikipedia” — the moniker that Curry gifted teammate Klay Thompson.
“He’s that kind of like human Wikipedia, like he knows the most random facts about stuff and he’ll just surprise you at any moment with like a gem and I’m sure that’s where he gets it,” Curry told NBC Sports Bay Area’s Kelenna Azubuike.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) December 25, 2021
Thompson, who’s expected to return to the Warriors lineup next month, earned his nickname because of a pregame routine that left Curry awestruck. “The first time he came into the locker room and he had his feet kicked up and he was reading, I don’t know what paper it was, he was reading a newspaper,” Curry told Azubuike. “He looked just so comfortable and like at peace. He didn’t realize how different that was in the moment, like it’s an hour and a half before the game and you’re up there reading, I don’t even know what section but reading the newspaper with your leg kicked up in your locker, just gaining knowledge and information on current events and stuff.
“Human Wikipedia” might not roll off the tongue quite like “Hakeem the Dream”, nor is at as intimidating as “The Glove”, but Thompson likely doesn’t mind. The way Curry tells it, the nickname, and just about anything else surrounding Klay, is met with a general feeling of nonchalance.
“Those little moments, he’s just so unique and he doesn’t even try, he’s just himself and very comfortable in his own skin,” said Curry, via NBC Sports Bay Area.
If Thompson’s return to action (he’s missed the last two seasons because of injury) goes as planned, both he and the Warriors, owners of the league’s best record, could soon find themselves with yet another nickname — champions.
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